Object store, Chorlton, Manchester

Object concept shop, Chorlton, Manchester, UK | Angel In The North

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and decided I wanted to spend a day in Chorlton (just outside Manchester). I blame the launch of a cool new store, Object, for convincing me it was somewhere I had to visit. I enlisted a friend who lives in Manchester, and off we went. Chorlton is not ...

Women in Business: Maud’s House

Maud's House lifestyle shop, Skipton, North Yorkshire

More than once, Skipton has been named the best place to live in Britain. And the North Yorkshire market town just got better with the opening of a new lifestyle shop which I dare say will make folk even prouder of where they live and content with their lot in life. Maud's House has been opened ...

Review: Keelham Farm Shop taste box

Keelham Farm Shop, Yorkshire

On Sunday morning I ate chocolate and marshmallows. And I did it for you, readers. I was reviewing a taste box from Keelham Farm Shop, one of the many farm shops that have flourished over the last few years, especially in Yorkshire. For many of us, it's becoming more and more important to know where our food comes from. We want a different shopping ...

Women in business: Haykin

Katy Barraclough, owner of Haykin

Yorkshire PR girl Katy Barraclough has opened Haykin, an online store devoted to colour and simplicity. I've been following Katy on Instagram for a while. I think I ended up there initially because she's friends with one of my favourite Yorkshire bloggers, Lisa of Matilde heart Manech. I was drawn in by her adorable spaniel and perfectly curated ...

Rad Studio, Saltaire

Rad Studio shop, Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Just before Christmas I went to a fab little workshop where I made these origami diamond decorations. The workshop was the first held at Rad Studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, and it was perfect - we learned a unique crafty project, beer and buns were served and it cost just £8. Also perfect is this shop's stock. ...

Opening of Handpicked Hall, Leeds

Handpicked Hall, Leeds

A few days ago there was a new addition to the Leeds retail scene. Not a big name, or a shiny new mall. Quite the opposite. Handpicked Hall is home to hundreds of independent retailers, giving them a chance to sell in a city centre at a tiny fraction of the cost (and risk) of setting up ...

Independent shops invite you to try something new at taster day

A small corner of West Yorkshire which is a haven of independent businesses is opening its doors for a 'taster' day. The shops and boutiques populating the three-floor Victorian Byram Arcade in Huddersfield want to give visitors a taste of their skills and services ~ and it's all free. They promise the chance to try everything from catwalk ...